Hello World of Search
Just a quickie today about a very useful feature in 2010: search your SharePoint content from your desktop machine (through the FAST provider).
It works fine on Win 8 too (highlighting improved)
Your search requests can be saved to future recall
In this example I set it to fetch content indexed by FAST Search Engine (Search connector created out of the FAST Provider). but you can download a search connector for People Search.
I invite you to explore the Search connector format (wrapper of an OpenSearch .osdx in a way) and useful application for federated search in windows client:
Federated Search in windows
Deploying Search connectors